To serve Illinoisans well, the human service sector must be funded appropriately and human service professionals paid fairly. This infographic (with links to supporting research) shows that to keep up with the rising costs and greater demand for human services, state government must stabilize the sector through a fully funded budget. Learn more about funding shortages over the past 20 years, how the sector drives job growth, the impact of the new minimum wage law and what must be done to stabilize human services in Illinois.